Here is an update concerning the severe weather threat Thursday.
Changes from the previous update:
- No major changes.
WHAT: SLIGHT RISK of Severe Weather
WHEN: Thursday afternoon, likely ending by mid-evening.
WHERE: Portions of south Mississippi and southeast Louisiana near and to the north of the Interstate 10 and 12 corridors, with the greatest threat north of a New Roads-Hammond-Poplarville line.
- We are confident that there will be scattered thunderstorms across the area and that a few will be strong to severe.
The main threats associated with any severe storms will be:
- Wind gusts greater than 60 mph will be possible
- Trees and powerlines could be damaged and lead to isolated/scattered power outages
- Large hail up to 1 inch in diameter will be possible
- A few tornadoes will be possible
- In addition to the severe weather threat, rainfall around 1 inch is forecast with locally higher amounts possible.
- This rainfall could lead to ponding of water in low-lying areas and areas of poor drainage.
The attached graphic HERE highlights the threat area associated with this system.